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James Dunne

Date of birth: December 26, 1840
Date of death: February 13, 1915
Burial location: Evanston, Illinois
Place of Birth: Michigan, Detroit
Home of record: Chicago Illinois


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal James Dunne, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, while serving with Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Corporal Dunne carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 15, 1895

Action Date: May 22, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Chicago Mercantile Battery

Division: Illinois Light Artillery